BORIS VOWS TO SWITCH OFF TV LICENCE FEES

In a plan that would change the face of British broadcasting, senior aides to the prime minister insisted that they are “not bluffing” about changing the BBC’s funding model and “pruning” its reach into people’s homes. The blueprint being drawn up in government will scrap the licence fee and replace it with a subscription model, and force the BBC to sell off the vast majority of its 61 radio stations but safeguard Radio 3 and Radio 4 … More BORIS VOWS TO SWITCH OFF TV LICENCE FEES

WESTERN ISLES PUPILS WALK OFF WITH AWARDS

Murdo MacSween, communications manager for MG ALBA, said: “FilmG is hugely influential, with films covering important topics but also injecting some fun into the process of how to create Gaelic content. The awards this year were fantastic in celebrating what the future of Gaelic media has to offer and I’m looking forward to seeing more and more from everyone who took part.” … More WESTERN ISLES PUPILS WALK OFF WITH AWARDS

CAR CRASHES INTO CEMETERY WALL OFF THE A828

Sergeant David Miller, of the Road Policing Unit in Dingwall, said: “We are carrying out inquiries to establish the full circumstances which led to this collision. The car was being driven north before the crash and I would urge anyone who either witnessed the incident or who saw the vehicle on the road beforehand to come forward. … More CAR CRASHES INTO CEMETERY WALL OFF THE A828

ZERO HOURS CONTRACTS ARE EVIL, SAYS RETAILER

Zero-hours contracts – ban them now, say trade unions Trade union reps Margaret Wood (UNITE) and Valerie Jennings (UNISON) campaigning for workers’ rights. By Tim Sharp on 17 Feb 2020 Hundreds of thousands of people are trapped in jobs so insecure they’re unable to plan childcare or budget for groceries.  Official figures out later this week will … More ZERO HOURS CONTRACTS ARE EVIL, SAYS RETAILER